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#377164 Sep 23rd, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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Hi all, This is my first indoor plant, My mommy gave me it.. I'm not sure what it is and how to take care of it..


Im wondering if this thing has pollen, I am allergic to pollen so i might not be able to keep it..

Anyone know what it is?? Its really nice i like it..

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I am thinking perhaps it is a variety of a braided Ficus tree.
But I am still looking into this.
perhaps somone else will have an opinion., while I am out checking further.


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Welcome, JAV. It is a schefflera, umbrella tree. They bloom so very rarely that I doubt you will have a pollen problem. At least not for the next 20 years or so.
They are very easy to take care of. Water then let dry about an inch or more deep before watering again. Bright light. If it is in a window, turn it every week or so to give both sides some light.
You have a lovely gift. Enjoy it!


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It's a really pretty tree, I love the braids :)


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I had mine 25 + years & it never so much as had a bloom.


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That's a cool looking plant, dude.



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Actually, I think it's a Pachira aquatica, or money tree. Said to bring good luck and money to those who keep them. Schefflera have fatter and more rounded leaflets.

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Yes I have a money tree also, and that is what you have there.


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It is Schefflera, but I am not perfectly sure.


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